my Sin, and true Repentance; and that God would
renew a right spt within me, for I found that by sin
I was dreadfully fallen, & had dreadfully sinned against
God & against my fellow creatures; and dayly begged
of God that my sin might be pardoned, and I might
be truely humbled; and it hath been my prayer Every
day and every night to this time & so I desire to
continue, and beg ye prayers of God’s people in this
Church & Town yt true repentance may be given
to my poor Soul, and yt I may give glory to God
and take shame to mys. and do begg of this church
that if it may be, I may be forgiven &c &c.
upon the first coming out of this foule case, comon
fame carryed it as thô he was ye father of ye child
that was born of this Negro; but Indeed she never did
absolutely charge yt upon him, but said either it was
Samll Ayres’s, or such a Negro’s child, but she allwayes
asserted sd Ayres his being naught with her: which is
That other charge he intends in his reply, & owns his
guiltyness in. & whereas he sayes, (not to ye Extent of
it) we could not get him to Explaine his meaning
in that limitation; yet owns ye Substance of the act
of fornication & carnal copulation.
After some debates in ye chh upon this case; it was
put to vote whether they did consent yt or sd brother
Samll Ayres, should be publickly admonished before the
congregation, & for a time be suspended comunion in
ye h. Ordin. Of ye Lords Supper. The vote was full in ye Affirmative
July 1. 1705} After sermon Samll Ayres was called
forth before ye chh In ye congregation;
who appeared, and an acct being laid before ye congregation
of wt had been acted in ye chh. together with the above
paper of acknowledgemt he againe signifyed his owning
ye Same; & ye chh by vote signifyed their consent to his
being Admonished & suspended; which was then In ye Name
of our Ld J. Xt. administred; after wch, these Texts of Scripture
with some paraphrase & application, were Solemnly laid before
him. Rev. 22. 15. 2 petr 2. 9, 10. Heb. 13. 4. Ephes. 5. 5.
prov. 2. 29. Prov. 22 14.
 Conjectural reading.